I beat the guy 60 60 and he called me "a pusher!"

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  1. storypeddler

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    LOL. Agreed. I don't like to attempt play on wet courts because of the likelihood of slipping and getting hurt. But as much as I LOVE hot weather tennis, I can't stop playing just because of temperature. Unless the wind is an issue, I've played (and DO play) at temps well below 40. You layer up, and as you warm up you remove layers. Geez, guys, this is TENNIS! How can you not play when you have a chance??? LOL
     
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    I have that same addiction. There is no treatment that I'm aware of. LOL.
     
  3. Gonzalito17

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    Henin, no doubt. How about that match this year with Sharapova, she bageled someone in the set but the opponent had game points in all six games, it was a real war of a set but Maria won it by bagel. That has to be a very very rare occurence, if not the only time it's ever happened.

    Freaky like the time Sampras served the rocket that busted clear through Rafter's strings, in Cincy I think it was. Odd how people never mention that.
     
  4. Gonzalito17

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    It really doesn't get much more hardcore than that ) All I can think of is the guy in England who played for 44 hours straight, name is Christopher Bowers. We'll have to start a thread about the most hardcore examples of tennisaholics : )
     
  5. Mick

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    I have thin skin. It's 54 degrees now and I am going out to play. It feels mighty cold to me :)
     
  6. LeeD

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    "mighty cold"...
    Average days I play are in the upper 50's.
    ONCE, in the past 2 years, I got to play on a hot day, like 82 degrees, and promptly died.
    "the coldest winter I've ever spent was a summer in SanFrancisco"..... by some guy.
     
  7. tennis tom

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    LeeD, that was Lenny Bruce who said that when he took up flying without learning how to land--or maybe it was some bar pilot.

    You got'ta head down to the desert, that's where all the tournament action is this time of year.

    Happy Kwanza
     
  8. mikeler

    mikeler G.O.A.T.

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    I was playing in 82 degree weather here last week.
     
  9. Relinquis

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    Quick metric conversion (Celsius)...

    50 Fahrenheit = 10 Celsius
    75 Fahrenheit = 24 Celsius
    100 Fahrenheit = 38 Celsius

    The hottest I've played was at 40 Celsius (not a full match, practice session only), I couldn't even do overheads because of how bright the sun was!

    The lowest was probably in the low teens Celsius. Took ages to warm up, need to move constantly.
     
  10. corbind

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    So when will you guys play the epic sets or match? Gotta be indoor. Winner gets a free beverage afterward?
     
  11. Anton

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    I'm playing in local tournaments for the next few days so maybe next week
     
  12. tennis tom

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    A well kept secret in the tennis world is that you can play in a pouring rain on those Aussie CLASSIC CLAY artificial grass/sand courts and the balls don't fuzz up. The court drains great, hardens up and doesn't puddle like har-tru. The silica sand wicks the balls dry and they are like new after five hours of playing in a pouring rain...don't tell anyone you heard it from me. The club players absolutely hate the stuff, for no good reason, want to get rid of it and turn it back into a hard court--for more bar time I suppose.
     
  13. Gonzalito17

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    Good luck with them Anton, we'll have to wait till April as I'll be mostly down in FL and traveling till then. Good luck in the tournaments.
     

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